Makiko Ryujin Turned Timber Bowl


Makiko Ryujin’s Shinki (Burning Series) vessels draw on her Japanese heritage. The artist carefully turns the wood on a lathe to create high-sided bowls, urns and platters based on the forms of sacred Japanese temple vessels. During the long air drying process the forms begin to shift as the green wood loses moisture. The final dramatic transformation takes place as the timber chars and splits during the unpredictable burning process.